Author archives: Swiper Bootz

Money Needs Me

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celebrity, human currency, neon trafficking flashing lights, in god we trust, monarchy, illuminate me, free market new slaves, live your cash, kill the cow.. necessity sees me, desire feeds me, schadenfreude bleeds freely ... the fame monster ... the framed rockstar ... it's just entertainment ... and the economy stupid 140 characters … courtesy is [...]

Now, Next, Nouveau: J Cutta, "Living"

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Living is a state of being, and Atlanta up-and-comer J Cutta brings the state of the fastlane to his latest single, “Living” featuring Shida Paper. A lyrical painter with the ability to transport you to a different time and place through his words, J Cutta is a true Atlanta soul with a touch of something different.  Gathering fans from America and abroa[...]

In case you were wondering what's behind the Swine ...

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I love my fans so much... I love my fans, because they always let me be myself... they don't care what anybody says... and the reason that that's important... is because, something you probably don't know, is that when you're not yourself, it's so much harder... it's so much easier to be yourself, than it is to be someone else... because when you h[...]

"The thing about trance on a stage..."

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The thing about trance on stage though, is like - it’s not like the trance part of it numbs you over where you just kind of succumb to this, this dizziness. It’s more like there’s something very visceral to it, something very rock ‘n roll about it. At least for me when I’m playing it, it really registers as a trance, but you can still really feel some strong[...]

American Mythos, Birth of A Speakeasy Nation: Hello Negro, New Orleans Native Son

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When you go back to New Orleans, you still have the French Quarter, you have the neon Harrah's moniker, and the streetcars up Canal, but there are the roots and residences which will never return from August. People still say, "I lost ___ in Katrina," and that loss is very much a part of New Orleans' new identity, it will undoubtedly found the next Orleans[...]

Florrie’s percussion-backed “Seashells” is a welcomed shore-shot

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Florrie Arnold’s career has to be one of the most  enjoyable to follow as a Pop fankid, culture vulture, anglophile, and audiophile. It’s, just, good, music  – period. 2010′s Introduction, 2011′s Experiments, 2012′s Late – all EPs, all independent, all soundtracks for something of an anomaly in the current industry – sonic record of artistic development, [...]

Dafna Steinberg is a cosmopolitan world citizen with a timeless lens on life

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How long I have waited for a record as such… friend, photographer, forever an artist, formerly-referenced-as-Lady-Glock, visionary, District vanguard, cosmopolitan world citizen with a timeless lens on life – welcome Dafna Steinberg, and her latest collection of collages, the magnificently mythological recollection of American history in disguise: “Native Co[...]

BlinkkMedia: "... Girls Will Be Hounded by The Media"

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Making money is easy as pie: Just turn people into profitable products for the press, the predatory paparazzi, and the perusing public. It's almost too easy. The only rule is they can't die; you just have to make them crazy enough to make them wish they were dead -- it makes for good viewing. Martyrdom is a funny thing -- another one that politics and pop[...]

Happy 10th Birthday to "The College Dropout"

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 "Through the wire, to the limit to the wall; for a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all..." #dropthuglife Junior year of high school, despite - and in a contrarian way, due to - the re-election of George W. Bush, 2004 was an amazing year in an equally understated way. Off the heels of Jay-Z's blueprint, in the slightly distant midst of red-crossed[...]

#StayTuned Hello Negro

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AN-mag: What is one question that you have not been asked, that you want to answer? Hello Negro:  I probably should not bring attention to it, but one question you haven't asked is, "What's up with the crazy-ass name?" AN: Right - see, this is why we have this question. HeNe: It came out of a crazy text conversation I was having with a friend of mine, a[...]